CALIFORNIA: You could spot the line from blocks away: a huge aggregation of professionally dressed folks ran down the length of one city block, around a corner, and down another. Though the age of the people in the line was fairly young–folks mainly in their 20s and early 30s–this line was not for tickets to an upcoming concert.
These people were waiting to get into the Cannabis Career and Job Fair.
The second of its kind held in the last 12 months, the enthusiasm around the event, type and variety of companies that attended–along with the sheer number of applicants who showed up–is a clear testament to how fast this industry is growing.
The first event of this kind in the Bay Area was held almost a year ago at a small rock club in the SoMa section of San Francisco. There were about five companies represented, and attendance was a mild but steady stream of curious job seekers.